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May 08, 2019 - 7:19 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gun owners in Connecticut may soon have to secure their weapons inside an unattended vehicle. The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives voted 98-to-48 Wednesday in favor of a bill requiring a pistol or revolver to be kept in a vehicle's truck, a locked safe or a...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2019 file photo, State Sen. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, meets with Senate President Pro Ten Toni Atkins , of San Diego, at the Capitol, in Sacramento, Calif. "We believe that President Trump, if he truly doesn't have anything to hide, should step up and release his tax returns," said McGuire, who is sponsoring a bill that would require presidential candidates to release their tax returns as a condition for appearing on the state ballot. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
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May 07, 2019 - 8:43 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Congress won't be seeing President Donald Trump's tax returns any time soon, but that request isn't the only way Democrats are trying to pry them loose. So far this year, lawmakers in at least 20 states have introduced bills that would require presidential candidates to release...
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May 07, 2019 - 8:30 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Connecticut House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed legislation stemming from the death of a Guilford teen who accidentally shot himself in the head. Known as ``Ethan's Law,'' the bill cleared the House on a bipartisan 127-16 vote Tuesday evening. It now awaits...
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May 06, 2019 - 8:47 pm
Connecticut's Attorney General gave state lawmakers the legal go-ahead Monday to pursue legislation that would prevent parents from exempting their children from vaccinations for religious reasons, a move that several states are considering amid a significant measles outbreak
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May 02, 2019 - 8:59 am
A state revenue package that rejects much of Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont's proposed sales tax expansion, yet includes new or higher taxes on alcohol, capital gains income, prepared meals, digital downloads, cigarettes and more will become the basis for upcoming budget negotiations.
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April 27, 2019 - 3:22 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut nursing home owners and their employees are keeping a close eye on the General Assembly to see if lawmakers agree to spend more money on Medicaid-related health services. The Appropriations Committee is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a spending plan that will...
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